Diocese of Rockville Centre

DATE: February 28, 2017

RE: Saint Patrick’s Day –March 17, 2017

Bishop Barres has given a dispensation from the obligation of abstaining from meat to all Catholics in the Diocese of Rockville Centre on the feast of Saint Patrick (Friday, March 17, 2017). The obligation to abstain meat can be fulfilled on another date or Catholics can adopt another form of penance of the individual’s choosing.